Hinduism

Committee for Meeting the Needs of 1984 Riot Victims Convenes

August 19, 2005

Source: Hindustan Times

Wire Service: PTI

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1466593,0008.htm

On August 19, 2005 the Press Trust of India reported, "Within a week of its formation, a Committee constituted to provide employment and livelihood to the anti-Sikh riot victims of 1984 held its first meeting in New Delhi on Friday. The meeting, chaired by Secretary (Home Ministry) D K Sankaran, was attended by the representatives of...

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Hindu Organizations Launch Hindu Council Initiative

August 18, 2005

Source: Hindustan Times

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/5967_1465230,001600060001.htm

On August 18, 2005 the Hindustan Times reported, "In an effort to present a united voice in an alien country and to shape the 'future and destiny' of the Hindu community in coming decades, leaders of as many as 80 important Hindu organisations and temples in the U.S. have come forward to constitute a Hindu Council Initiative (HCI) of North America. A result of the...

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US Sikhs Appreciate Prime Minister’s Apology, Want Prosecutions

August 16, 2005

Source: Hindustan Times

Wire Service: PTI

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1463459,00050001.htm

On August 16, 2005 the Press Trust of India reported, Sikhs in the United States have 'appreciated' Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's apology over the 1984 riots while demanding action against the guilty. 'We appreciate that the Prime Minister of India has apologised to the Sikh community as well as to the whole nation' for the...

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Bill Gives Hindu, Jain, Sikh, Buddhist Women Equal Property Rights in India

August 16, 2005

Source: Sify News

Wire Service: PTI

http://sify.com/news/othernews/fullstory.php?id=13918853

On August 16, 2005 the Press Trust of India reported, "A landmark legislation aimed at giving Hindu, Buddhist, Jain or Sikh women equal rights in inheritance of property was passed by the Rajya Sabha today. The Hindu Succession (Amendment) Bill, 2004, moved by Law Minister H R Bhardwaj, proposes to remove the discrimination contained in...

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Indian American Shot to Death in Houston

August 16, 2005

Source: The India Times

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1201887.cms

On August 16, 2005 The India Times reported, "A 28-year-old Indian-American man was shot dead in a park here by suspected robbers. Akhil Chopra, a computer professional and an active volunteer for the Hindu Students Council, was found dead by a passerby on a bench inside a park near his office on Thursday afternoon. Chopra had a gunshot wound on his left temple and a bullet...

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Interfaith Dialogue Held in Delhi

August 15, 2005

Source: Hindu Press International / Cihan News Agency

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2005/8/16.shtml#3

On August 15, 2005 the Cihan News Agency reported, "A symposium titled, 'Peace, tolerance and harmony among world religions,' was held in New Delhi Sunday by the 'Inter Faith Harmony Platform,' which was established by Indian Muslims. Many representatives from different religions participated in the symposium that was held for the first time in India. Indian deputy...

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First Dharma Summit Held in North America

August 15, 2005

Source: Dharma Summit 2005 Press Release

On August 15, 2005 a Dharma Summit 2005 Press Release stated, "For the first time in North America, 400 participants representing more than 80 Hindu temples and religious organizations came together for a Dharma Summit on August 13-15, 2005... The theme of the summit was: 'The Future of Dharmic Traditions in North America.' The concern that many young generation Hindus in [the] USA are not learning and maintaining Hindu traditions was clearly evident throughout the conference that brought together presidents and...

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As Catholic Churches Close, Other Houses of Worship Thrive

August 14, 2005

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2005/08/14/on_roads_less_traveled_spirituality_takes_flight/

On August 14, 2005 The Boston Globe reported, "At a time when headlines are dominated by the closing of Catholic churches, and community leaders are wondering about the toll that Sunday morning athletic contests are taking on religion, [Anthony Milas, a Baptist Pastor from Salem, New Hampshire...

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Sikhs Reject Prime Minister’s Apology

August 13, 2005

Source: Bahrain Tribune

http://www.bahraintribune.com/ArticleDetail.asp?CategoryId=3&ArticleId=79441

On August 13, 2005 the Bahrain Tribune reported, "Victims of India’s 1984 anti-Sikh riots rejected yesterday apologies from Premier Manmohan Singh and vowed to intensify demands for the prosecution of politicians blamed for the massacre that claimed 4,000 lives. On Thursday, Singh, the country’s first Sikh prime minister, apologised...

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American Hindus Condemn Actions of Saudi Police

August 13, 2005

Source: Hindu American Foundation press release

http://www.hinduamericanfoundation.org/Content/Achievements/media_press_release_saudiarabianpolice.html

On August 13, 2005 a Hindu American Foundation press release reported, "The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) expressed concern over the latest news that detention cases of Indian nationals on allegations of involvement in religious activities in Saudi Arabia are steadily...

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Victims of ’84 Riots Claim Government Relief Too Little, Too Late

August 11, 2005

Source: The India Tribune

http://www.tribuneindia.com/2005/20050812/punjab1.htm

On August 11, 2005 The India Tribune reported, "Various relief and rehabilitation measures taken by the Punjab Government for over 27000 Sikh families who came to the state following the anti-Sikh riots have got caught in the quagmire of changing political leadership. While some of the relief schemes announced by the then Chief Minister Surjit Singh Barnala, immediately following the...

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Indian Supreme Court Says Sikhs, Jains Part of Broader Hindu Religion

August 10, 2005

Source: The Tribune

http://www.tribuneindia.com/2005/20050811/nation.htm

On August 10, 2005 The Tribune reported, "In a significant ruling defining the status of communities like Sikhs and Jains within the Constitutional frame work, the Supreme Court has declined to treat them as separate minority communities from the broad Hindu religion, saying encouraging such tendencies would pose [a] serious jolt to secularism and democracy in the country... The court said in...

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